I went to SingPost Sembawang branch today to renew my road tax, happily showing them a PDF of my car insurance on my MacBook, and that’s what they say:
“We can only verify your car insurance with a hardcopy.”
“Sorry, we don’t have a printer.”
I can’t email them the PDF, nor buy a SingPost stamp and mail the hardcopy later.
I am forced to leave without a valid road tax, which means I will be driving illegally on the road the next day, to another SingPost.
Help from Canberra Community Centre
I was not hopeful that the community centre would help.
But I still asked.
And this kind young chap understand my plea and helped me print! (Kudos to Eugene of Canberra Community Centre!)
Back to SingPost
I went back with the hardcopy, pay the road tax, and guess what?
They returned me the hardcopy!
Oh yea.. so they don’t even need to keep the hardcopy for filing! I won’t be so pissed off if they had kept the copy for filing.
But what they are doing here is merely verifying my car insurance, and they prefer a hardcopy over a softcopy, probably because it is more genuine!
It’s like they are thinking: A hardcopy cannot be fake or edited, right?
Wake up, please.